The Alfa Romeo Milano is the brand’s first electric car, and it will likely be stuck overseas
- Alfa Romeo has announced that its first electric car will debut in April 2024 as the Milano subcompact SUV.
- The Milano will likely be based on the Jeep Avenger and Fiat 600e, and will offer gas-powered versions after the electric vehicle arrives.
- Alfa Romeo could bring the Milano to the US if there’s enough interest, where it will challenge the $36,245 Volvo EX30.
Alfa Romeo is in a period of transition. The Giulia and Stelvio are in limbo, with each struggling to reach 5,000 sales for 2023. Meanwhile, the Tonale arrives as the brand’s first plug-in hybrid this year, a stepping stone towards an all-electric lineup. Alfa plans to launch electric cars only starting in 2025 and sell electric cars exclusively starting in 2027. Now, the company has announced that its first electric car will be a subcompact SUV called the Milano that will debut next year.
Named after the city where Alfa Romeo was founded in 1910, the Milano will be unveiled in Milan, Italy, in April 2024 – ahead of delivery in September. The initial version will be powered exclusively by electronics, but a gas-powered variant, supposedly equipped with a 48-volt hybrid system, will hit the streets by November. This will make it the last new Alfa Romeo to offer an internal combustion engine.
Europe is the priority for Milan, with… Car news europe Reports say no decision has yet been made on bringing the tiny state to the United States. Alfa Romeo CEO Jean-Philippe Imparato was quoted as saying that the Milano is ready for sales outside Europe if there is enough demand, and that he expects some states will soon have enough interest in “small urban electric SUVs.” The Milano will likely be smaller than the already compact Tonale.
The Milano will be manufactured in Tychy, Poland, where parent company Stellantis also manufactures the Jeep Avenger and Fiat 600e. Both models are offered in electric and gas variants, so the same engines will likely find their way into Alfa Romeo. Electric versions use a 54.0 kWh battery with a range of up to 250 miles, according to Europe’s optimistic WLTP test cycle.
The Milano will likely be similar in size to the Jeep and Fiat, measuring between 160 and 164 inches long with a wheelbase of about 100 inches. There aren’t many vehicles in this segment in the United States, let alone electric vehicles. The only electric competition will be the Chevy Bolt, which will be replaced by a new version arriving in 2025, and the upcoming Volvo EX30. The latter is expected to go on sale next year with a starting price of $36,245. Look for more details on Milan next spring.
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